Sand is used in the fracking process, and there's plenty of it to be mined in the upper Midwest. As a sand-mining boom has emerged, residents are divided over whether it's lifting or ruining their communities.
Black Friday ads for deals are being used by some retailers to control crowds and maximize shopper safety. The most effective Black Friday ads to manage in-store crowds may be to offer the same deals online.
A SeaWorld orca killed a trainer during a performance in 2010. The appeals court is being asked to decide if restrictions imposed by OSHA on orca-human contact are a sensible safety measure or unfair curtailment of SeaWorld's main attraction.
Repealing laws by hollowing them out – failing to fund their enforcement or implementation – works because the public doesn’t know it’s happening, Reich writes. Enactment of a law attracts attention; de-funding it doesn’t.
While the cause of the blast in West, Texas, is still undetermined, what is clear is that the West Fertilizer Company stored large quantities of reactive products in the middle of a small town with little state or federal oversight. Citizens must be empowered to act when regulators don't.